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Old 06-28-2009, 12:31 PM   #16
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I'm generally an ad hoc reader - but I always read in bed before I go to sleep (does that count as scheduling?).

(I haven't voted yet pending adjudication.)
Sounds like you have a schedule for when you usually do your reading "before bed"... so I would say it is a "soft" yes. But, you're the one voting.

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Old 06-28-2009, 12:33 PM   #17
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heh, depending on the decision, i may have to change my vote.
If it comes back a 'yes', I can vote 'no' and help Daffy out.

Update - I see the panel has decided it's a 'yes', so I'll vote 'no' then.
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:34 PM   #18
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If it comes back a 'yes', I can vote 'no' and help Daffy out.
or, you can vote "yes" and daffy and i can swap.
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:35 PM   #19
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or, you can vote "yes" and daffy and i can swap.
Pfft... it's not all that important.

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Old 06-28-2009, 12:35 PM   #20
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or, you can vote "yes" and daffy and i can swap.
Oh, now I'm dithering ... I'll vote 'yes' then, not 'no' now.

I have now voted 'yes'!
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:51 PM   #21
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I voted "no" before reading the thread. Like Sparrow, I read in bed each night before I turn off the light. I also read when I'm in the car. Most of the time, my hubby is driving and I've got a reader or paper book in my hands. On those rare events that I'm alone in the car and thus must be the driver, I "read" audio CDs. I read on airplanes. So although some of these events are scheduled, they're not scheduled for the purpose of reading, so I think I'm sticking with "no".
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:56 PM   #22
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I try to read at least two fiction book every week so that can often steer my decisions. But it is not scheduling as such.
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Old 06-28-2009, 02:58 PM   #23
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I don't schedule a specific time because I read whenever there is time -- and I don't watch TV at all, so there is no competition for my time. I usually sit with a cup of green tea (I love the People's Republic of Tea's Daily Green Tea) in my recliner after dinner and read for a few hours during the work week. On weekends, because my wife is a painter and is preparing for an upcoming show, I get to laze around some more and read.
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:31 PM   #24
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It has come to my attention while looking at my Kindle home page there are alot more to-read books on their then my reading time seems to allow me to get to. Through consideration I also know that I spend alot of time doing other things, perhaps through lazyness like watching the tube or spending alot of time on sites like twitter and facebooks.

So, I have been considering setting aside a specific time to read... or at least a goal. I was thinking of starting with something simple like, read at least 2 hours per day (in one block) on Saturday and Sunday.

Anyone else do something like this? Anyone else have DEAR (drop everything and read) time at their house hld?

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I don't. But I should!

In my holidays, I've read in 5 days what usually takes me 2 or more months to read. And no, I didn't do reading marathons (well, one when I had to be inside a plane for 10 hours. I might have read about 5 non-straight hours then).
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I voted yes because I read every day on the train going to, and coming from work. It's not really scheduled, but I get my 2 hours read a day nicely that way.
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:34 PM   #26
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I am scheduled for sure every Saturday and Sunday morning. My husband and I take a minimum of 10 -17 mile bike ride, then we go to a coffee house and read for a couple of hours.

The people in the coffee house call us "the bike people". ahah

I usually read before bed also. That is shorter. I confess I cannot always stay awake.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:25 PM   #27
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Getting rid of my cable TV left me with a lot of time on my hands. Naturally, I gravitate towards reading. I don't "schedule" time for reading, but my reading does seem to follow a schedule: lunch hours + 2-3 hours in the evening.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:46 PM   #28
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I don't strictly "schedule" time to read, but I do look at what's on my calendar for the day and tentatively plan a good slot of time for reading.

So I voted Yes.

If I didn't slot reading into my calendar, I'd do nothing but work work work write work work work write.
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:19 PM   #29
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I don't schedule a specific time because I read whenever there is time -- and I don't watch TV at all, so there is no competition for my time.
Same here. I rarely, if ever, watch TV despite HTPC's being a hobby. I read whenever I get free time (at least when I'm not futzing around with my computers). I think I've developed insomnia due to too much reading. I read in bed saying it's just until I go to sleep, but more often than not, it keeps me awake until the wee hours of the morning.
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I don't schedule, per se, however I know that during the summer I will have more time for reading than during the school year. (Teacher) I also know that I have trouble putting down a new book once I've started reading it. (Too many late nights, work left undone, etc.) So, as EOY comes around, when things are busiest, I will buy the new books that come out but not read them until school is out. I look forward to the first few weeks of summer vacation every year as a time I can read most every day without too many distractions. (Ok, I have kids, and they usually want food a couple of times a day, but otherwise...)

This summer, I got roped into teaching summer school for the first 2 weeks, and my very last class for my Master's degree was the first 5 weeks, so I'm only NOW, TODAY officially on summer break and have started reading.

hmmm....that was longer than I thought.

Meaning, I don't really schedule, but do plan sometimes.
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